That sounds blasphemous to our Protestant brethren. They look at Scripture and see this verse:
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
So, they become indignant when we call the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Heaven.
So, then, why do we call the Virgin Mary the Queen of Heaven, if God, according to Scripture, is angered by that title?
Because, its not that God is angered by the title. Its that God is angered by men usurping His right to assign who sits at His right or at His left. Remember what Jesus said to the Apostles?
Mark 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
God had already reserved the title, Queen of Heaven, for the Virgin Mary from the beginning of time.
So, then, why do we call the Virgin Mary the Queen of Heaven?
Because it is God's will as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures.
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
That Woman is obviously, the Virgin Mary. If we go through the entire chapter, it is clear that the Woman is the Mother of the Messiah. The Messiah is Jesus Christ and His Mother is Mary. This is absolutely clear. But, Protestants will deny it. They claim it can only be a reference to Israel?
Israel is our Patriarch, not our Matriarch. Israel is a man.
John doesn’t say that he saw a man, crowned with twelve stars. So, at best, this can only be a very indirect reference to the fact that Jesus Christ is a very distant relative of the man, Israel. Because men do not get pregnant and have children. And that is how the Woman of Rev 12 is described:
Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
What about the dream?
What dream? Joseph’s? Notice that it is a dream of a man, Joseph, not Israel, not crowned with twelve stars but with 13 heavenly bodies bowing to him. 11 of those were stars, one was the sun and one was the moon.
Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
So, if this is a reference to Joseph’s dream, it is very indirect and barely fits without a great deal of stretching.
Israel is a nation
This has some merit. But only secondarily, because, again, St. John described a woman, not a nation. Although, Israel is frequently described as a woman, in the OT. Still the vision fits Mary, the Woman, the Mother of Jesus Christ, perfectly.
The Woman is Mary?
1. The Woman of Rev 12 gave birth to the Messiah. Who can deny that?
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:...5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
2. This man child is the Messiah. Jesus Christ is the Messiah. Who can deny that?
3. Mary is the mother of Christ. Who can deny that?
Therefore, the Woman of Rev 12 is Mary the mother of Christ.
It seems really simple, don't you agree?
Therefore, it is God who has revealed, in Scripture, that Mary is the Queen of Heaven.